Johor Bahru makes for a perfect day trip from Singapore, as it is conveniently located at the crossing junction of the Johor Causeway which connects Singapore with Malaysia. You can easily get here by bus or train and it has gradually risen in popularity. If you are curious about visiting, here are some of the top sights to look out for from Traveloka Malaysia….
Legoland Amusement Park
This theme / water park is a great hit with families with children, as all the rides are based on different Lego themes. The water section offers great relief from the humidity and the entire park is well laid out.
Though the tickets are reasonably priced, you should be preferably book online to avoid the large queues which form during peak hours.
Considered to be one of the most romantic places of Johor Bahru, Danga Bay is a premier residential and commercial complex stretching along the waterfront for around 25 km. The Bay area is a popular entertainment area, offering plenty of activities with a touch of glamor and luxury. The scenic Bay Park area has lots of top dining options, high class shops and designer boutiques.
The brainchild of the former Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Abu Bakar, the Johor Zoo was founded in 1928. Today it happens to be one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia and a wonderful place for families. The zoo houses many endangered species which include gorillas, crocodiles, lions and many more. A visit to the Johor Zoo provides for a perfect opportunity to educate the children about conservation of wildlife and observing birds in their natural habitat.
Jalan Wong Ah Fook
This is one of the most busiest streets of Johor Bahru and is a must visit list for visitors to the city. A large number of cafes, shops, restaurants and food stalls line the streets here which have got their name from Wong Ah Fook, the founder of the city. The Biscuit Factory and Hiap Joo Bakery, are some of the most sought after attractions of the area.
When Johor Bahru was awarded the status of a city, the principal square of the city was given the name Dataran Bandaraya in the year 1994. With the Tower Clock occupying centerstage amid a backdrop of fashionable boutiques, shops, souvenir outlets and food stalls, this place is a shopping haven. In the a number of food trucks line up to offer their culinary delights. The square gets really lit up during festivals, when locals and tourists throng here to savour the spirit of Johor Bahru.
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Located in Iskandar Puteri, this Hello Kitty style theme park is the ideal place to spend quality time with families in exploring the house and witness live performances. Added attractions include shopping at the Hello Kitty outlets and trying out the unique offerings at the Red Bow Cafe.
KSL City Mall
With over 500 retail shopping outlets, over 600 condominiums and more than 800 rooms for guests, the KSC City Mall allows visitors to unwind after a hectic day in the city. The Mall houses the leading brands in addition to some of the best restaurants anywhere, with names like, Pizza Hut, Seoul Garden and I LOVE YOO! to name a few.
You can find out more about Johor Bahru online, and book a hotel in JB via traveloka.
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